Don’t ever slow down!
Could be 73 year old Marylee Moreland’s motto as she proved to the world that age means nothing when hunting.
The bull moose stood 7 feet tall at the shoulders, weighed more than a quarter of a ton and carried antlers almost 4 feet wide, yet Marylee Moreland wasn’t the least bit intimidated.
Rising from a crouch to stand, the 73-year-old archery hunter drew her compound bow, aimed and fired in one smooth, confident movement.
“It was almost like slow motion, seeing that arrow fly,” she said.
The arrow pierced both of the massive animal’s lungs. It took four steps and crumpled to the ground.
“It was basically textbook the way you practice, and a whole lot of luck,” Moreland said. “I knew he was big, but I didn’t count points.”
It’s hard to tell who is more excited about the adventure, Moreland or her husband, Gary Temple.
“This is the biggest bull I’ve ever photographed in 10 years down on this creek,” Temple said, beaming with pride. “The mass on it was phenomenal.”
The bull was so big that the couple decided to have a full body mount made, with Cody, Wyo., taxidermist Ray Hatfield creating a unique display.
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